June 2013 Luncheon Meeting

  • 06/14/2013
  • 11:30 AM
  • Urban League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago


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Speaker: Dr. Piermarie Oddone

Have We Discovered the Higgs-Boson?

Dr. Oddone, Director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, will speak about the recent unbelievably exciting news that, after decades and over a billion accelerator collisions, it has been reported that a version of the crucial, subatomic particle, the Higgs-boson, has been found. Popularly dubbed " the God Particle", it could unlock mysteries of the Universe. (Without Higgs there cannot be atoms, chemistry or life). Before coming to Fermilab, Oddone was Deputy Director at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he: brought the NSF Center for Particle Astrophysics to Berkeley and gained the National Energy Super Computer Center, a few of many accomplishments. In 2005 he received the Ponofsky Award for his invention: the Asymetric B-Factory: a new kind of particle collider. At Fermilab Oddone has continued to push the Boundaries of Science, including experiments that have helped reveal Higgs's hiding places. In his own words, he "comes to tell us the Higgs story and, what lies ahead.

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (in the main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30


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